I expect the more likely explanation is that the US VPC has an office in France from which it sent the letter.
But then that means that it took "priority mail" three weeks to get from France to Iceland? 😣
I wonder if the package my coworkers sent me last week will arrive before we move out of the country. 😛
We finally received a (snail mail) letter from the U.S. Visa Processing Center that they're ready to move ahead with issuing the visa.
Thankfully, we received the same information in an e-mail THREE WEEKS AGO because the interview at the embassy is in 2 days. If we were just hearing about this now, there might not have been enough time to get everything ready.
The letter had French postage on it. Did someone in the U.S. think that #Iceland is a city in France?
A very frustrating thing in software engineering is being asked to do a thing, then being told by systems/people that you don't have permission to do a thing. Then requesting permission, and having to battle with gatekeepers for permission to do the things you're being paid to do.
I think I'll aim for a smaller company next so that there are fewer road blocks to getting stuff done.
Sitting in my little home office, reading some API documentation, when the cat comes and meows at the window. I open it enough for him to walk in, then scratch him behind his ears.
As he settles down for a nap on the chair beside me, I take a sip of my drink and return to work.
Sometimes "Life is good" vibes just hit you.
It took 10+ minutes for the client to become available after an upgrade.
Disk management -- If I'm syncing append-only logs, my on-disk cache just grows without bounds.
Devices -- It only works from one device. So, since it's installed on my other laptop, I can't use it from this one (w/o creating a separate identity.)
& No mobile support?
Since I work for a U.S.-based company, I had Thursday and Friday of last week off for Thanksgiving.
... So, of course, my body decided that was a perfect time to get sick. It started with a sore throat. Then, Saturday I was so exhausted I spent most of the day in bed.
Sunday, I thought I was feeling better... and then the sore throat moved into my lungs and became a cough.
Woke up a couple times last night to cough phlegm out of my lungs.
Dragging my zombie ass back to work this Monday. yay.
The main contradiction of liberal democracy is that it has largely been shaped through a history of various forms of illegal civil disobedience against entrenched power structures. Such civil disobedience is retrospectively seen as justified, and the people committing it are retrospectively seen as heroes. However, each successive generation is asked to believe that any further civil disobedience would be unreasonable.
Was watching a video about the decline of Linux yesterday and one of the points the speaker made was along the lines of "Oh noes, where have all the neckbeards gone! We're all so well dressed and sociable."
That's the opposite of a problem. Making a thing accessible to more people so that you have a wide variety of types of people interested is an improvement.
🙄 Someone found that I lived in #Iceland, and asked me whether now was the best time to come visit Iceland. Then seems to have gotten perturbed that I answered honestly instead of being an interactive tourist pamphlet / salesman for Iceland.
Sure, November is fine if you want to see Northern Lights, but it'll likely just be cloudy and you won't see any.
Summer is best, because 24 hours sun makes for lots of sightseeing hours, and is interesting to experience.
Winter is dark.
With the latest #Facebook news, I have a renewed urge to get off of the platform. ... but that would be denying myself access to updates about real-world social events.
#Mastodon is a good replacement for "I want to post things to a stream for people to read and reply to".
But what about:
* Creating a group to socialize about a particular topic?
* Posting (private/public) events?
* Finding social/interest groups?
I've used Meetup.com for the last one but it's not nearly as popular here.
I figured out how to abuse traits to help me reduce the number of generic parameters in some of my #Rust code.
Pattern, or anti-pattern?
Let's see. I'm a nerdy programmer from Texas, living in Iceland with my husband and our cat.
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